"We want to keep doing what we've been doing and to win well", he said. If you play well and start the match well then you'll have a good chance of winning.
"I'm not anxious about the BBC, we will see them all soon". "Now we have a game to change this".
"We have to prove ourselves again every day".
"I am happy that he has renewed", he said. "It [Ronaldo's contract] is a club issue and I'm not getting involved in it".
Madrid have not officially confirmed any new injury for Bale, but Zidane admitted at a news conference there was a problem, with the Wales global having not taken part in group training since the club's return from Germany and missing Saturday's session along with the injured Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic, Theo Hernandez and Karim Benzema.
It will also come as a blow for Wales ahead of their upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Oscar Duarte remains out injured with a long-term injury, although Javi Fuego is back from sickness and can feature alongside Sergi Darder in midfield.
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Madrid's struggles this season can be highlighted by one freakish statistic: They are winless at home in the Bernabeu in La Liga so far this season, with two draws and one loss in league action.
Espanyol could have equalised through Gerard Moreno on the stroke of half-time after a mistake from Casemiro, and the visitors were wasteful in front of goal as Marc Navarro and Leo Baptistao both had golden opportunities.